Star Derry joined the CBS 4 Weather Authority in March of 2018.

Star earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Climatology & Hydrology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. Star’s meteorology career has kept her close to home. She grew up in Tinley Park, Illinois and was lucky enough to start her career at WIFR in Rockford, Illinois. After that, Star moved to WKOW in Madison, Wisconsin. After living in the Badger state, Star made the trip to WTTV here in Indianapolis. Star specializes in severe weather coverage and climatology.

Outside of work, Star spends her time on the trails with her horse, Kentucky Rain or playing with her cat, Alice.

Recent Articles
  • Storms rolling through Indiana for most of Friday

    Lots of lightning this morning!  Storms have been rolling through, lighting up the sky and slowing down the roads. Great afternoon for bowling or pizza and a movie. Rain boots and umbrella definitely recommended.  It’s already a wet morning and we’ve got more storms heading this way for the afternoon. Looks like a bad day for the Indiana State Fair.  Symphony on the Prairie is Friday evening and we could still have storms in the area at the beginning, but […]

  • Scattered rain continues Thursday

    You sure could feel the difference yesterday, but many of us didn’t stay outside to enjoy it.  The rain sure has a way of ruining those pleasant 70s!  Actually, Wednesday was the coolest high we’ve had all of August so far.  Average is right around 84. Thursday is starting off on an already damp note with a few showers in central Indiana.  As a low pressure center slides through, we’ll have a few more showers and storms. The unsettled pattern […]

  • Scattered storms Wednesday throughout central Indiana

    Most of us won’t get much rain this morning–especially Indy and north–but take along your umbrella for later. Tuesday was perfect for the fair. Today, not so much. If you do really want to go out to the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, the earlier the better.  Stronger storms with heavy rain will hold off until 2 p.m. and later.  Morning showers will be much lighter. Not expecting extensive severe storms today.  Low pressure will push more rain our way and daytime […]

  • Hot and sunny Tuesday; rain returns Wednesday

    Sunglasses and sunscreen are needed for the hot and sunny Tuesday ahead.  Try to enjoy it because there’s a lot of rain in the forecast for the next few days. Highs will be well into the 80s today.  Could certainly see a 90 on the board in areas where the wind picks up and clouds stay away. It’ll be a hot but fantastic day for $2 Tuesday at the Indiana State Fair.  Stay hydrated and keep applying sunscreen to keep […]

  • Beautiful August forecast for Monday

    We’re off to a foggy start on this Monday.  Visibility has been lowest in Muncie. Shelbyville and Kokomo have also had some dense fog.  Fog will start to burn off by 9 a.m. The Bus Stop Forecast looks like a beautiful August day.  We’ll heat up into the 80s by noon with highs in the mid 80s.  We’ll have a nice, refreshing (though very light) breeze out of the north. Rain chances are below 10%, so most of us will […]

  • Stray storm possible Friday afternoon

    Beautiful morning for Indianapolis.  Broken clouds made for a gorgeous sunrise.  The saying goes: red sky in the morning, sailor take warning.  It won’t be quite as bad as that sounds–just a stray storm or two expected Friday afternoon.  Most of the day will be dry so you can still get outside to enjoy the heat. You can send the kids to school with a pocket umbrella but not looking like rain will be a huge problem today. Plenty of […]

  • Hot and sunny Thursday with rain returning Friday PM

    Visibility on the roads down this morning because of fog.  That will burn off around 9am. After the fog is out of here, we’re looking at a hot and sunny summer day.  Great day for the Indiana State Fair or just to get in the pool.  Lovely day on futureview.  Plenty of sunshine to enjoy on Thursday. Rain returns Friday but not until the late afternoon/evening so still plenty of time to get outside if you need to mow the […]

  • Scattered rain for Wednesday around central Indiana

    We had a lot of rain on Tuesday!  So much, actually, that it was the most August 7th rain we’ve had in Indy since 1896! We won’t have as much rain as we had yesterday but still enough rain to justify sending the umbrella along to school.  Temperatures will be seasonable with highs in the mid 80s. Our afternoon Indians game at Victory Field will again be threatened by rain.  Again, not as much as yesterday but scattered showers could […]

  • Scattered storms Tuesday around central Indiana

    Rubber boots are highly recommended for your Tuesday.  We had quite a bit of rain fall overnight.  You may also be stepping over downed tree limbs.  The highest wind gust I saw from overnight was 55 mph.  This morning there are still families without power–also knocked out by wind. Additional scattered storms are expected during Tuesday.  Main concerns will be flash flooding and strong wind gusts. These storms will threaten the Indians game and the Indiana State Fair.  There will […]

  • Rain should hold off until Monday night

    Welcome to a new week!  It’s starting off just beautifully. Oppressive heat returns for Monday.  It’ll be the third day in a row that we hit the low 90s with heat indices close to 100. We’re tracking storms to the NW but rain chances stay very low for us on this Monday.  Most of us won’t see rain until Monday night. UV Index and heat will be the main concerns for Monday.  Sunscreen definitely needed! Rain chances stay low so […]